That’s Right Nate

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Cao Pearl Harbors Republicans on Health Care

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In what can only be called a national tragedy, the Democrats were able to pass a health care bill through the House of Representatives yesterday, despite the impassioned pleas of 99.9% of the congressional Republicans.   The move will no longer allow insurance companies to deny coverage to people with expensive pre-existing conditions like cancer, heart disease, or rape.   The program will also create a government created insurance plan referred to as the public option.

House Republican Leader John Boehner decried the bill stating, “Americans want a common-sense approach to healthcare reform, not Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 2,032-page government takeover that increases costs, adds to our skyrocketing debt, destroys jobs with tax hikes and new mandates, and cuts seniors’ Medicare benefits.”

Friend of this blog, Congressman Jack Kimble (R-CA) said, “This just makes coming into work on a Saturday that much harder, especially during college football season.   I’m worried that I’ll have to give up my congressional health care now.”

The raucous debate over health care began earlier in the morning, when 83 year old bully John Dingle, using the same gavel he had used to help shove medicare down our country’s throat,  badgered Republicans who tried to interrupt the Democratic Women’s Caucus from speaking.  Anybody who has ever been married can tell you how hard it is to get a word in edgewise with a woman even without your crazy old grandpa banging his gavel everytime you try to speak.

What made matters especially troubling for some Republicans was the defection of Joseph Cao (R-LA) who was the sole Republican to vote with the Democrats in their 220-215 victory.  “Now I understand how our brave men felt at Pearl Harbor,” said Kimble referring to Chao’s betrayal, “He ninjaed us.”

The health care battle now moves onto the Senate, where things don not look good for the Democrats.    Cao may be a Republican, but he obviously felt some pressure representing a very liberal city like Los Angeles.   The Senators represent states, not districts and are less vulnerable to that kind of pressure.  Joe Lieberman (?-CT) has already said the he will not let a bill with a public option come to a vote in the Senate.

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Written by thatsrightnate

November 8, 2009 at 11:13 am

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  1. […] What made matters especially troubling for some Republicans was the defection of Joseph Cao (R-LA) who was the sole Republican to vote with the Democrats in their 220-215 victory. “Now I understand how our brave men felt at Pearl Harbor …Continued […]


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